A MOUNTAIN rescue team was called out to reports of a man running in distress up a fell.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was dispatched to the Old Man of Coniston on Friday after reports of man running towards the summit of the fell looking distressed.

The mountain rescue team was informed by Cumbria Police and three Land Rovers were sent out to search for the man.

The man was located on the path below Goat’s Water.

A CMRT spokesman said: "He was followed at a distance as he descended towards Walna Scar car park.

"One of our affiliated doctors, a trained negotiator, made contact with him, calmed him, and walked him down to the car park. His arm injuries were cleaned and dressed, and he was eventually cleared by medical teams who knew his history to proceed home. There were 16 volunteer team members who attended."